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Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (Chile)

Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez

Last modified: 2015-03-21 by alex garofolo
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FPMR flag image by Uriel González Inostroza, 16 Jul 2006
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Letters "FPMR" with the "F" in the shape of machine gun and a representative star of the Chilean flag.
Uriel González Inostroza, 16 Jul 2006

Photo of this group’s flag can be seen on line.
Dov Gutterman, 25 May 2002


Organization born from the Communist Party to fight against the dictatorship of Pinochet by violent means, today in day this one divided in 2 groups, one part of the Juntos Podemos and other one that continues in the terrorist route. They took the Manuel Rodríguez name, for the guerrilla hero of the war of Chilean independence.
Uriel González Inostroza, 16 Jul 2006

In 1983, the Chilean Communist Party created Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front, an armed wing to carry out terrorist attacks with the express goal of overthrowing the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. At its height, the FPMR was estimated to have between 500 and 1000 members. After the fall of Pinochet’s regime and a return to democracy in 1989 the Chilean Communist Party, debated the legitimacy of sponsoring a terrorist organization in a post-Pinochet Chile. Out of the debate emerged two factions of the FPMR, the FPMR Party and the FPMR-Dissidents. The FPMR Party put down its arms, but the FPMR-D continued to engage in terrorism as protest of the lack of prosecution against members of the Pinochet administration and to discredit the Chilean Armed Forces. Following multiple arrests of FPMR-D’s leaders in the 1990s, the group is no longer an active terrorist threat.
Estebán Rivera, 08 Jul 2005, quoting and resuming from the T.K.B. site